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Ladies and Gentlemen,
We are proud to announce that The Wag’s music video for “Everybody Said” has been selected for screening by the Garden State Film Festival!
It will be shown at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ on Sat., March 30th between 12 and 2 pm.
Tickets for viewing are $15.00 and can be purchased here: https://www.universe.com/events/p2-gsff-2019-screening-event-tickets-asbury-park-LDTYWC
Special thanks to Lynn Fylak and the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society for providing a wonderful venue for us to film in, to Amanda Duncanfrom Please N thank U Productions for filming, directing, co-producing & editing the video, and toPete Andrews from Submergent Music for mixing and mastering the song and for the use of his microphone in the video!
The song, “Everybody Said” is from The Wag’s album, We Carry On, and is available now at: https://www.thewagband.com/store/we-carry-on/
It can also be purchased on iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, and can be streamed on Spotify!
Day 9: We went to the beach in the early afternoon and then headed to our final gig of the tour at Winston’s Beach Club. Check out what happened at our final gig in Alicia’s words:
“Now THIS is cool: a lady came into our gig tonight, & was singing along with everything, originals included. That’s cool enough on its own – but what she told us afterwards was even better. A while back she had been working on the computer & went to YouTube to listen to bands, choosing them at random. She found one of our videos & really dug us, so listened to more of us, then looked us up (I guess on our website). She was disappointed to find out that we were from NJ, assuming she’d never get to see us. She happened to be walking by the cool open window that this venue has, *recognized* us, & came in, & stayed for the whole gig!! HOW COOL!!! And then she bought some CDs! 🎶😃💖”
We had such a great show! The crowd was great, the sound system was excellent and the vibe was awesome. This was the perfect way to end our California tour! Hope you enjoyed my little blogs. 🙂
End of day 9. Another successful Wag tour!
Day 8: Don and I ran to the music store to pick up some guitar picks and strings. It was actually very nice to go to a normal store. When you are away from home for a while, you start to miss things like that.
The gig tonight was in Julian, CA. It’s about an hour away from San Diego but the ride to get there is beautiful. We decided to stop and take some pictures along the way.
The gig at Wynola Pizza and Bistro was amazing! The crowd was so receptive to our music. We had people dancing and singing along with us! I should also mention that the food is fantastic and that they had vegan pizza for all of the vegans in the band!
End of day 8.
Day 6: Today we had a day off from gigs and went to check out the animal conservation programs at the San Diego Safari Park. They have helped repopulate a bunch of animals into the wild that have almost become extinct.
We spent most of our day at the Safari Park and then relaxed for the rest of the day.
End of day 6.
Day 7: On this day, we decided to visit Old Town again so that I could open up my own pub!
After my failed venture as a pub owner, we ate lunch at a great Mexican place in Old Town.
After spending the afternoon in Old Town, we had an awesome gig at the City Pub in San Diego! The atmosphere was great and so was the crowd!
End of day 7.
Day 4: The Wag goes to Hollywood!
On our way to LA, we passed by a parkway with a pretty cool name!
Here are some shots of us with the Hollywood sign in the back. We tried to drive closer, but the roads became very narrow. Our rented Wag mobile was not having any of that! We decided to be safe and just stop here.
We wouldn’t have any band pictures on this tour if it hadn’t been for our dear friend Erin, who is pictured with us below:
While in town, we checked out the famous Amoeba record store. We were so pleased to see that they are selling The Wag records!
Then it was off to see and do some fun things in the land of the stars! We kind of got captured by Hollywood!
Look at Don doing his Shatner impression by William Shatner’s name!
If I don’t have Alicia looking over my shoulder then I have Marylin Monroe doing it!
After our Hollywood frolicking, we arrived at our first LA gig at The Mint!
I can’t begin to tell you how great this show was! We were treated so well by the staff and the sound guy was awesome! As soon as we started playing, the crowd got into our music. The smiles and claps filled the club! It was such a boost! We had people dancing and cheering for our original music. It was spectacular! After our set, we sold CDs, shook hands and were told that we could come back any time. It was such a great show and we were all beaming with happiness!
It was so cool to see some of our fans from the area come out and support us! Thank you Joe (pictured above), Jeremy and Chrisi for joining us!
End of day 4!
Day 5: After breakfast, we headed out to some more cool places. Here we are in front of the Capitol Records building.
Hollywood liked us so much that they gave us our own star! 🙂
We drove for awhile on Mullholland Road and stopped to take some pictures:
Then we headed to see the Santa Monica pier!
On our way to the Coffee Gallery Backstage gig, Arielle asked me if we had a set list. I told her that it will depend on the club. I said if their were skulls hanging in the windows that we might need to adjust our set list a bit. As soon as we arrived, we saw this on one of the tables:
Despite the skull, we played our normal Wag set and the crowd really got into it!
It was so nice to hang out and chat with the audience after the show in the merchandise area. Everybody was so nice! We sold a bunch of CDs and then made our way back to San Diego. Along the way, we saw this truck carting a gigantic cube on the highway. It was surrounded by cop cars. I kept thinking that it was an alien spacecraft that was being transferred to a secret facility. What can I say? I was exhausted. Lol.
End of day 5!
Day 2: Alicia and I started our day by going to the Church of The Immaculate Conception in Old Town. It was a fantastic Mass and we got to bring up the gifts. The priest asked us who we were and where we were visiting from. We told him and mentioned that we were going to be celebrating our 19 year wedding anniversary next month. He told the congregation and everyone clapped! It was funny to have that happen at a church.
After Mass, we picked up the remaining Waggers and went back to spend the afternoon in Old Town. Here are some fun pictures from our time in Old Town:
After getting out of the Old Town jail, we decided to head to Coronado Island! We went for a walk along the beach and the weather was beautiful!
The end of day 2!
Day 3: This was another day of leisure! We went to La Jolla and got to hang out with some seals and sea lions! Check out some of our pictures:
After lunch, we checked out the dog beach. It seemed fitting for The Wag to do that. 🙂
The end of day 3!
Day 1: After some flight delays, we arrived safely in San Diego! The pilot heard that we were a world famous band and personally offered us a snack. Only the best for The Wag!
After our flight, we picked up the new Wag mobile! It’s like a tank!
Got some cool rental guitars and settled into our SD hotel!
Although our tasty snack was very filling, we decided to visit The Loving Hut for a real meal!
After that, we rocked out for the night at the Go Lounge!
Day one was a success! We got to reunite with our bongo chick, Arielle, and had an awesome show! California welcomed The Wag back with open arms!